De Battre Mon Coeur s'Est Arrêté

The Beat that My Heart Skipped

(France, 2005, 107 minutes)

A chance encounter with her concert pianist mother’s former agent makes a shady real estate strongman think of changing his life altogether by taking up the piano again. Intense melodrama with thriller overtones, excellently written, handled and performed; nominally a remake of James Toback's little-known 1978 film Fingers.

A UGC release. Why Not Productions presents a Why Not Productions/SEDIF/France 3 Cinéma co-production, in association with Cofimage 15, with the participation of Canal Plus and Cinécinéma and the support of La Région Île-de-France. Starring Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh-Din Pham, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Jonathan Zaccaï, Gilles Cohen. Directed by Jacques Audiard; screenplay by Jacques Audiard and Tonino Benacquista, based upon the film Fingers written and directed by James Toback; music by Alexandre Desplat; director of photography, Stéphane Fontaine; production designer, François Emmanuelli; costume designer, Virginie Montel; film editor, Juliette Welfling.


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